I’ve been thinking about what theme to write about on this week’s blog. Maybe my kids as it’s summer holidays and I decided to keep the girls home for the week. Neither of them went to nursery, so all week I’ve been getting up without an alarm clock which has been so nice! But trying to work with them at home has been a bit of a nightmare. How much snacks do they need and how do they get crumbs everywhere?
Then I thought about writing about how stressful work is and how I wish I could drop one of the contracts so I would have more time to spend with the girls and chill out a bit but I do like the work. They’re both a bit different. I earn the same with both of them and I don’t know which one I would drop. I do hate working into the evening after the girls are asleep so I will need to work on that. Plus all the school holidays, what will I do with them when I’m still working? And how about homework?
Then just about an hour ago I thought, I’m thinking about this all wrong. I’m worried about work, worried about not spending enough time with the girls, not having enough time to do everything and relax. I’m wishing I had a different job where I can just do term time or just work half a year. The more I worry or think about the bad things that could happen, the more I might be drawing the bad things towards me. Also, I have reiki, so I can wish good luck on my work and prayer for things to work out.
From Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen
When I was doing reiki and thinking about what I wished for, I eventually managed to narrow it down to 5 things. These are:
1. More money for working less hours. Definitely want to work less hours.
2. Spend quality time with the girls.
5. Relax (which covers chilling with husband, on my own or going out)
And in a nutshell, that’s it! That really is it!
I have a massive to do list but the rest of the things on there are not that important. At the moment though, work seems to be taking over my life and I hate it. I stopped doing one contract because I was working till late at night but it still doesn’t seem to have changed. I’m still working till late at night. Maybe it’s just this month it’s just been really hectic with travelling to Walsall and appointments and stuff. I don’t really know. Next week’s going to be the same though.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
On Tuesday, my daughter had an assessment for the local private school and she got offered a place, at least verbally. We’re still waiting for all the paperwork to come through though. At least she’s got a school to go to in September, so that’s a relief. I think we’ve almost given up on the school appeal working.
Last night I asked my daughter what she wants to be when she grows up and she said Tooth Fairy! I’m so glad we’re paying for her education. Money well spent! Although she did say she wanted to be a teacher too and a tooth fairy at night. I suppose being a tooth fairy is quite expensive, regularly leaving a pound or more under a pillow. I’m not sure a teachers salary will be enough but she has to fund this hobby(?) somehow! I’m also not sure what she’s going to do with the collection of teeth she will have built up but I guess she hasn’t really thought that far ahead.
My mum lives in another town, about an hour away and last week, she was in a lot of pain with her stomach. So I suggested I could do distance healing Reiki on her, just to try and she agreed to it. After I did it, I called her up again and my mum was saying that the pain had gone down a lot. It was unbearable when she started but after the treatment she felt she could move around again. I was amazed as well. I did it again in the evening, before she went to sleep and the next day, she said she felt a lot better. I’m still a bit wary of it but I’m so glad it worked. Then again, my mum’s my biggest fan! Only child of a single parent and all that jazz!
My grandfather seems a lot better too. For as long as I can remember, he has done yoga. Even before he got really ill, he was doing yoga and the doctors have said that because of it, he is so strong and that he is making good recovery and that they can consider further surgery. It was nice talking to him this week. It always is good to talk to my grandfather. He’s quite inspiring but I might leave that for another blog. There’s always so much to think about after talking to him!
My quote for the week, based on my daughters career aspiration:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
I went on a Reiki level 2 course and for some reason I was very nervous. I wasn’t that keen to go in the first place but then I thought why not. I’ve got nothing to lose. I tried what I learnt on my husband and he said exactly what was in the back of my mind. He said it was like voodoo dolls and obviously that it didn’t work on him. Tbh it does feel like that and I get so worried that if I think bad things I might hurt someone. So I think I will do the case studies to get my certificate and then just stick to the level one style of practice. It’s a little scary! I do like the meditative side to it though.
This week we’ve all been down with a tummy bug and we’re still trying to figure out what to do with my daughters school. She’s got an assessment for the local private school on Tuesday and then I’ll need to give a deposit to secure her place because apparently it is getting quite full. Not sure how much to believe that bit, but I do need a school for my daughter. And obviously I want a good school for her.
With the tummy bug, both my daughters have been at home. One week with them is more than enough especially when I’m trying to work too. I want to be back on holiday. Spending a week with them there wasn’t so bad. I wish my life was a constant holiday! Although, if it was, I think I would feel guilty for not working and eventually get bored.
It’s just been a busy week. One thing after another without a break.
Quote for the week:
‘Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.’ – Unknown
I went to a Reiki course recently. Not sure what made me do it and when I was there, I was reading other people’s story about how their life changed after doing this course even though they didn’t realise it at the time.
The course involved learning about Reiki and its history in the morning and then meditating before stopping for lunch. Then after lunch we had our attunement, and then we did some practicing on ourselves and then on each other.
I think the main reason I wanted to do the course was so I can help my daughters and husband when they are not well. It feels amazing and so simple that by placing your hands over them, you have special power to make them feel better. Maybe it is all gimmick but it is one that I was happy to try out. The meditating and grounding yourself sets you up for the practice and to receive the Reiki. The Reiki then comes through you to your hands. The attunement is where you are given the Reiki. When she did the attunement on me, it felt like I had some sort of warm orange ball in my hand and my hand felt like it was heating up. I almost felt scared to let go of it. When we started practicing and I was placing my hands over my body I could feel the heat coming from my hands. I’ve never had hot hands before so there must be something in the attunement. Even the other girl I practiced on said she could feel the heat from my hand.
I am now in the middle of the 21 days of self-practice. Apparently you need to practice for 21 days before you are fully attuned to it. It’s going ok but I have missed a few days and when I first started it, I became really ill. At first, I thought it was the Reiki cleaning my body out but maybe I just had a tummy bug because I feel back to normal now. On the days I do get to do it properly I can feel my hands feel hot so maybe there is something in that.
I’ve already tried it out on my daughters a bit but I can’t really say it makes much of a difference yet. Not sure what I expect the Reiki to do to them though. In an ideal world, magically make them fall asleep through the night and then spend the rest of the day being as good as angels! I can dream! Continue reading “Reiki Attunement”